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NAME amanda-client.conf - Client configuration file for Amanda, the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver

DESCRIPTION amanda-client.conf(5) is the client configuration file for Amanda. This manpage lists the relevant sections and parameters of this file for quick reference.

The files <CONFIG_DIR>/amanda-client.conf and <CONFIG_DIR>/<config>/amanda-client.conf are loaded.

SYNTAX The syntax of amanda-client.conf(5) is identical to that for amanda.conf(5).

GLOBAL PARAMETERS conf string Default: Set by configure. The conf use by amrecover.

client_username string Default: CLIENT_LOGIN. Similar to the parameter of the same name in amanda.conf(5), this specifies the username that amrecover should send when connecting to the server. It should match the username specified in .amandahosts on the server.

index_server string Default: Set by configure. The amindexd server amrecover will connect to.

tape_server string Default: Set by configure. The amidxtaped server amrecover will connect to.

tapedev string Default: Set by configure. The tapedev amrecover will use.

auth string Default: bsd. Type of authorization to perform between tape server and backup client hosts.

bsd, bsd authorization with udp initial connection and one tcp connection by data stream.

bsdtcp, bsd authorization but use only one tcp connection.

bsdudp, like bsd, but will use only one tcp connection for all data stream.

krb4 to use Kerberos-IV authorization.

krb5 to use Kerberos-V authorization.

local, if the client is the server, it doesn´t require authencation setup.

rsh to use rsh authorization.

ssh to use OpenSSH authorization.

ssh_keys string Default: No default. The key file the ssh auth will use, it must be the private key. If this parameter is not specified, then the default ssh key will be used.

gnutar_list_dir string Default from configure --with-gnutar-listdir=DIR. The directory where gnutar keep its state file.

mailer string Default found by configure. A mail program that can send mail with ´MAILER -s "subject" user < message_file´.

amandates string Default: /etc/amandates. The file where amanda keep the last date of each dumplevel.

connect_tries int Default: 3. How many times the server will try a connection.

rep_tries int Default: 5. How many times amandad will resend a REP packet if it doesn´t get the ACK packet.

debug_amandad int Default: 0. Debug level of the amandad process

debug_amidxtaped int Default: 0. Debug level of the amidxtaped process

debug_amindexd int Default: 0. Debug level of the amindexd process

debug_amrecover int Default: 0. Debug level of the amrecover process

debug_auth int Default: 0. Debug level of the auth module

debug_event int Default: 0. Debug level of the event module

debug_holding int Default: 0. Debug level of the holdingdisk module

debug_protocol int Default: 0. Debug level of the protocol module

debug_selfcheck int Default: 0. Debug level of the selfcheck process

debug_sendsize int Default: 0. Debug level of the sendsize process

debug_sendbackup int Default: 0. Debug level of the sendbackup process

reserved-udp-port int,int Default: --with-udpportrange or 512,1023. Reserved udp port that will be used (amrecover with bsd or bsdudp)

reserved-tcp-port int,int Default: --with-low-tcpportrange or 512,1023. Reserved tcp port that will be used (amrecover with bsdtcp)

unreserved-tcp-port int,int Default: --with-tcpportrange or 1025,65536. Unreserved tcp port that will be used (bsd, bsdudp)

property "name" "value" Adds a global property for this client host, useful for e.g., Application API plugins.

APPLICATION SECTION The amanda.conf file may define multiple types of application. The information is entered in a application-tool section, which looks like this: define application-tool "name" { application-option appli cation-value ... }

name is the name of this type of application. It is referenced from the dumptype

The application-tool options and values are:

comment string Default: none. A comment string describing this application.

plugin string No default. Must be set to the name of the program. This program must be in the $libexecdir/amanda/application directory on the client.

property [append] [priority] string string+ No default. You can set property for the application, each application have a different set of property. Both strings are quoted; the first string contains the name of the property to set, and the others contains its values. append keyword append the values to the list of values for that property. priority keyword disallow the setting of that property on the server.

SCRIPT SECTION The amanda.conf file may define multiple types of script. The information is entered in a script-tool section, which looks like this: define script-tool "name" { script-option script-value ... }

name is the name of this type of script. It is referenced from the dumptype

The script-tool options and values are:

comment string Default: none. A comment string describing this script.

plugin string No default. Must be set to the name of the program. This program must be in the $libdir/amanda/application directory on the client and/or server.

execute_where [client|server] Default: client. Where the script must be executed, on the client or server. Only client is valid.

execute_on execute_on[,execute_on]* No default. When the script must be executed, you can specify many of them:

pre-dle-amcheck Execute before the amcheck command for the dle.

pre-host-amcheck Execute before the amcheck command for all dle for the client.

post-dle-amcheck Execute after the amcheck command for the dle.

post-host-amcheck Execute after the amcheck command for all dle for the client.

pre-dle-estimate Execute before the estimate command for the dle.

pre-host-estimate Execute before the estimate command for all dle for the client.

post-dle-estimate Execute after the estimate command for the dle.

post-host-estimate Execute after the estimate command for all dle for the client.

pre-dle-backup Execute before the backup command for the dle.

pre-host-backup Execute before the backup command for all dle for the client.

post-dle-backup Execute after the backup command for the dle.

post-host-backup Execute after the backup command for all dle for the client.

pre-recover Execute before any level is recovered.

post-recover Execute after all levels are recovered.

pre-level-recover Execute before each level recovery.

post-level-recover Execute after each level recovery.

inter-level-recover Execute between two levels of recovery.

property [append] [priority] string string+ No default. You can set property for the script, each script have a different set of property. Both strings are quoted; the first string contains the name of the property to set, and the others contains its values. append keyword append the values to the list of values for that property. priority keyword disallow the setting of that property on the server.

SEE ALSO amanda(8), amanda.conf(5), amcrypt(8), aespipe(1), : http://wiki.zmanda.com

AUTHORS James da Silva <jds@amanda.org>

Stefan G. Weichinger <sgw@amanda.org>

Amanda 2.6.1p2 11/05/2009 AMANDA-CLIENT.CON(5)